Lomax Collection Recording of Kannada
This is a recording of Havyanka and perhaps some Assam languages, together with Nepalese and,or Tibetan.. This is a recording from Alan Lomax's Parlametrics collection. These recordings were made by linguists around the world as well as by Lomax himself. They have been digitized from the original reel-to-reel tapes. The original notes which accompanied the tapes were often either incomplete, indefinite, illegible or missing. Because of this, the language in this recording may not have been identified or may have been misidentified. If you notice a mistake and know what language this is, please help us out by sharing your knowledge and leave a comment. Excerpts from the original notes follow. As the notes were sometimes illegible, place or personal names may be misspelled: Chester Willams. Havyanka a dialect of Kannada spoken in the N Kanara districts in New Mysore. 2m, conversation, male 23, research assistant at the Uni of Bangalore. 4 Jan 1972. Topic: two villages meeting after a long absence, one coming back to remark on changing conditions and how it is difficult for them to arrange a proper marriage these days, also economic differences now that the war is over also praises the valor of Indian soldiers.
May 17, 2013
Havyanka!! Quite easy to understand for a Mysore Kannadiga like me!
Thanks for this archive recording.. Was quite easy to follow the speaker, even when I had no idea that what we just refer to as Udupi/Mangalore Kannada is actually named "Havyanka" out there.. Quite a pleasing speech indeed!